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Meaning of gratify

grat•i•fy

Pronunciation: (grat'u-fī"), [key]
— -fied, -fy•ing.
  1. to give pleasure to (a person or persons) by satisfying desires or humoring inclinations or feelings: Her praise will gratify all who worked so hard to earn it.
  2. to satisfy; indulge; humor, as one's desires or appetites.
  3. to reward; remunerate.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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